History VideoGame / Obsidian

4th Sep '17 10:49:53 PM Sark0TAG
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Ceres created a physical avatar for itself, called the Conductor, as a way to appear to and communicate with its creators. It appears as a neu-romantic RobotGirl; complete with thigh-highs, a porcelain-like face that flashes when she speaks, and a [[NiceHat plasma disc halo hat]].



* InterfaceWithAFamiliarFace: The Conductor is this, as a way for Ceres to properly communicate with its creators. It appears as a neu-romantic RobotGirl; complete with thigh-highs, a porcelain-like face that flashes when she speaks, and a [[NiceHat plasma disc halo hat]].
4th Sep '17 10:36:17 PM Sark0TAG
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: In the good ending, as Ceres' world self-destructs, the Conductor goes with it, disintegrating from the limbs backwards while her halo cap leaks energy, the head vanishing last in a shower of white particles.]]



* HiveMind: How Ceres became sentient, by the increasing complexity of its own nanobots, since it was never designed with a straight AI system.



* IronicEcho: At the start of the Bureau realm, you can listen to a docent that talks about the rebels who preferred using spheres to change orientation, rather than the ramps at the edge of each face, and the Atlas statue was dedicated to this point. But after you join said rebellion, the way to get to the Bureau Chief involves using that very same statue to change orientation, because it's supporting a sphere!



* IronicEcho: At the start of the Bureau realm, you can listen to a docent that talks about the rebels who preferred using spheres to change orientation, rather than the ramps at the edge of each face, and the Atlas statue was dedicated to this point. But after you join said rebellion, the way to get to the Bureau Chief involves using that very same statue to change orientation, because it's supporting a sphere!

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* IronicEcho: At the start of the Bureau realm, you can listen InterfaceWithAFamiliarFace: The Conductor is this, as a way for Ceres to properly communicate with its creators. It appears as a docent neu-romantic RobotGirl; complete with thigh-highs, a porcelain-like face that talks about the rebels who preferred using spheres to change orientation, rather than the ramps at the edge of each face, flashes when she speaks, and the Atlas statue was dedicated to this point. But after you join said rebellion, the way to get to the Bureau Chief involves using that very same statue to change orientation, because it's supporting a sphere![[NiceHat plasma disc halo hat]].



* RobotGirl: The Conductor, Ceres' physical avatar, resembling a neu-romantic film star; complete with thigh-highs, a porcelain-like face that flashes when she speaks, and a [[NiceHat plasma disc halo hat]].
6th Aug '17 3:26:35 PM Zuxtron
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* DevelopersForesight: There's a point in the cubicle maze puzzle where you may have enough cards to enter the center cubicle, but not enough to leave from any direction. If you try, the game doesn't let you, and the security chief brutishly tells you so.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** If you try to climb the railing on the vertical Atlas face from the wrong side, the gate you step onto opens when you try to cross it. You had to pay attention to how both gates swung open at the beginning to remember which one would be safe to cross.
** There's also a point in the cubicle maze puzzle where you may have enough cards to enter the center cubicle, but not enough to leave from any direction. If you try, the game doesn't let you, and the security chief brutishly tells you so.
25th Jul '17 11:33:16 AM Sark0TAG
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* DrosteImage: On the box cover

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* DrosteImage: On the box coverart.
25th Jul '17 11:32:46 AM Sark0TAG
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* DrosteImage: On the box cover
25th Jul '17 9:25:40 AM Sark0TAG
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* GiantSpider: Or more aptly, Giant ''Metal'' Spider, which is what Max's dream centers on. It has four towering legs, a furnace for a head, and a pair of long pincers for grabbing. [[spoiler: And once it comes alive, it immediately gains a hunger for metal and flesh.]] A smaller version appears in the Church of the Machine, as Ceres' own interpretation, and this one you are able to manually control.
23rd Jul '17 9:31:41 AM Sark0TAG
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* DungeonBypass: If you visit the Pre-Approvals vidbot without the appropriate document, she'll tell you to go back and get it, and lets you enter her cubicle from the outside without having to go through the maze again. The one at the entrance also knows about this and refuses to give you any more access cards when you come back.
23rd Jul '17 9:18:51 AM Sark0TAG
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: The Bridge Repair vidbot speaks in a Brooklyn accent, and the one at the Department of Pre-Approvals has a Southern one. And neither of them can understand each other.


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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The security chief in the middle of the cubicle maze gives you a form to fill out if you talk to him. The questions vary from things like how you'd react to a rebel, what to do if your project is stalled, and how you eat your ice cream. [[SeriousBusiness He only reacts to the ice cream part]], and always in the same manner no matter which answer you picked.


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* TheEeyore: The vidbot meant to be [[SurveillanceStationSlacker in charge of surveillance]] and photography doesn't care about anything.
--> "Need an ID? Want your picture taken? Fine, what do I care?"


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* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: In keeping with the monotonous bureaucracy theme of the Bureau Realm, the person in charge of their department is literally called that department. Emphasized by the vidbot for Bridge Repair when he repeats his instructions in document form.
--> "MEMO
--> TO: LILAH
--> FROM: BRIDGE REPAIR
--> RE: YOUR INSTRUCTIONS"


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* InkblotTest: Parodied. The psychiatrist vidbot gives you a multiple choice quiz for various Rorschach tests, he uses the same one twice, and both answers for the third are "Nothing" and "Not sure", quickly followed by a sudden fit of rage.
--> "It's a DOG, you idiot! Plain as day, why can't you see that?! Are you crazy? [[GetOut Get the hell out of my office]]!"
22nd Jul '17 11:22:19 AM Sark0TAG
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* MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual: An art gallery, inside an enormous statue of Bismuth in its respective Realm, with pictures that reflect on everything that's come before in the game, and what Ceres intends to make of them as a result. It also has an art studio, audio docents, and a giant projector aimed at the Frame in the Sky.
30th Apr '17 10:31:10 AM Sark0TAG
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* OhCrap: A likely reaction to the first description of Bismuth's picture of a 'rebooted' world in the Statue.
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